Sustainability the Swiss way Swisstainable

We are Swisstainable.
We are part of the sustainability program Swisstainable and classified "Engaged", the second level.

The sustainability program Swisstainable unites businesses and organizations along the entire Swiss tourism sector. Participate as well by travelling by train:

With our participation, we commit ourselves to continuous sustainable business development, pursue measures in the field of sustainability and thus make a concrete contribution to a sustainable Swiss tourism.

More about Swisstainable:


  • We are aware of our business responsibilities with regard to sustainable development, and are doing our utmost to ensure that our grandchildren will still be able to visit and experience Switzerland’s fascinating beauty and diversity – for us, sustainable means “grandchild-compatible”.
  • In this way, we are playing our role in implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by the UN and the Federal Council’s 2030 SustainableDevelopment Strategy, and helping position Switzerland as a sustainable travel destination.
  • We take environmental, social and economic aspects into account in all our decisions and control these through careful management.


1.  Nature and scenery

We are aware of the key contribution of high-quality scenery and architecture to attractive tourism and take full advantage of these opportunities when developing and marketing offers. We respect sensitive natural habitats and protected areas, promote biodiversity, concentrate tourism projects in less sensitive areas and play our part in sustainable spatial planning.

2.  Water, air and earth

We constantly improve resource efficiency, particularly in the use of natural resources such as water, air and earth.

3.  Energy and climate

We optimise energy consumption through conscious procure- ment and investment decisions, promote renewable energy sources and reduce climate-damaging emissions.

4.  Mobility

We support attractive multimodal, environmentally friendly mobility offerings designed to benefit visitors and reduce the burden on the environment.

5.  Waste

We minimise waste through avoidance, reduction, recycling and separate disposal.


6.  People and culture

We help strengthen regional identity and regional cycles. We involve the local population in our projects, promote regional cultures and enable visitors to engage with local people.

7.  Specific visitor requirements

We cater to specific visitor requirements, taking key aspects such as family-friendliness, accessibility and food intolerances into account, and improve our offerings on an ongoing basis.

8.  Working conditions and equal opportunities

We offer fair working conditions, optimise employees’ levels of employment, encourage employee participation and training, pay attention to equal opportunities and work-life balance, and help promote social and intercultural integration.

9.  Visitor information and hospitality

We allow our visitors to experience sustainability, keep them informed about our efforts in this regard, encourage them to behave considerately and surprise them with our courteous hospitality.


10. Marketing

Our marketing takes the environmental impact of the journey to Switzerland into account. We are strengthening our short-haul markets and targeting a balanced mix of visitors.

11.  Jobs and cooperations

We are actively committed to further developing tourism as a key livelihood. We offer attractive jobs, adhere to Collective
Labour Agreements, act in a cooperative manner and maintain fair partnerships.

12.  Innovation and profitability

We encourage sustainable innovation, generate sufficient profit- ability and take economic viability as well as environmental and social compatibility into account in our investments.

We identify with the commitment of Swiss tourism to sustainability, take sustainability aspects into account in all our decisions and comply with the following requirements:We identify with the commitment of Swiss tourism to sustainability, take sustainability aspects into account in all our decisions and comply with the following requirements:

  • We explicitly embed our sustainability efforts in our business strategy, communicate them both internally and externally, develop them into concrete measures and implement them in a targeted manner.
  • We comply with legal requirements in all areas.
  • We have a sustainability officer to ensure that our sustainability measures are implemented.
  • We adhere to any specific requirements of umbrella organisations.